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arrivals. major cities we're talking about, boston, new york, newark and philadelphia. >> airlines saw it coming and started to notify passengers yesterday of cancellation plans. air travel in the northeast ground a virtual stand still across the nation, 4700 flights were cancelled as of this afternoon. here at san francisco international airport, there were dozens of cancellations in and out. united set up a special check in area for rebookings. the airport says confusion was minimized with airlines notifying passengers in advance. some flights out for tomorrow afternoon were still listed as ontime, but no one knows for sure if the weather will cooperate. many passengers were rerouted to get into the same time zone like these business travelers trying to get home to massachusetts. their flight to heartford, connecticut was canceled. >> we're going to washington, d.c. and we don't know where we're going from there. >> do you goat fly out this afternoon? >> no. red eye tonight. >> and then, hail mary to get to heartford? >> we're thinking about taking a train. >> it's not going to surpr
-old janell conway allen, being held at 1:00 o'clock today, at the benicia city cemetery. the 7th grader was missing for a day before her body was found in court. the accused killer did not enter a plea when he was in court but now he is charged with murder and they added kidnapping, rape, and lewd acts on a child. because of the special circumstances he could be sentenced to death if he is convicted. he is due in court at 8:30 this morning and is being held in jail without bail. >> thank you very much. new this morning the lead investigator in the oscar pistorius case is facing attempted murder charges of his own. we could find out today if oscar pistorius is granted bail. katie marzullo has the latest from the newsroom. yesterday was not a good day for the prosecution. >> no, bombshell and a real blow to the case and also happening right now, cnn is reporting there was a threat in the courtroom and the judge cleared the courtroom because of that but moments later everyone was blot back in and the judge, oscar pistorius, with no mention of the threat. on we go with the defense attorneys
article about officer who's serve in the military. oakland city council agreed to hire bratton as a consultant for the police department. >> stay with abc 7 news for any breaking developments in this story. >> you can also follow us on twitter and we're updating breaking news on abc 7 news.com. you can get updates on the smart phone by down loading and opting for a push notification. >> vallejo police looking for two men who shot a family of three inside of their home this morning. police say the men were wearing hoods when kicking in the front door of a house on mcdougle street around 3:00 a.m. a brother, sister and mother were shot. after waking up to find the men inside of the home. police dmot have a detailted suspect description at this point. >> not sure why they were targeted but at this point we're treating it as a random attack. >> they don't look like rich people or people that would have a lot of money. they could have chose any house. i don't understand. >> the brother sister and mother were all taken to the hospital. they're all recovering. >> the san jose mother m
on the campus of city college of san francisco and camped out since yesterday afternoon. police let them stay overnight. they want the administration to put pressure on city hallm7k to keep the school open. city college is at risk of losing accreditation next month because of budgetary issues. students want to meet with administrators on ways to keep the school open. >> the ferry service is trying to solve problems that have had complaints over sold out boats and parking during the morning rush. the marin independent journal says transportation officials are considering several new ideas including building a new packing structure at or near the ferry terminal and adding another boat to accommodate human crowds. cornell bernard is talking with commuters about the proposals with their reaction coming up next half hour. >> a major silicon valley company could bring big bucks to mineta san jose international airport. today, officials will unveil a proposal to build a private hangar to house jets belonging to google's senior executives that would be used by other companies. this is expected to bri
in the state of the city address amid new polls that residents could be having a change of heart on higher taxes. now a preview of that. >> the mayor will build his state of the city address around a word that normally no one wants to hear, taxes. tonight, the mayor 8 call on community leaders to organize a campaign for city seals tax -- sales tax to restore money to city workers who took cuts. residents are willing to pay new taxes with 70 percent support for a .25 sales tax increase and 57 percent for half a cent sales tax increase. the earliest this would be on the ballot is next year. folks here in san jose have voted four times to aprove sales tax increases since the mayor has taken office back in 2007 and it is not clear if another will fly. we will find out tonight when the mayor makes his state of the city address tonight. >> right now we have breaking news to tell you about in southern california. three police officers have been shot, two in riverside and one in corona. this is over riverside where the police department says an officer was killed. reports say the shootings could b
-50's and we will see clouds and 47 at 7:00. sue? >> we will go back to redwood city with the app and show you seaport boulevard visible from 101 because of an overnight fatal accident that c.h.p. has again issued a sig-alert and they are asking you avoid the area, the redwood city area, the investigation is ongoing and it is a very handy app and free at the apple app and google play and you can navigate the commute. in san jose, an injury accident, a car ran the intersection and hit the bus and minor injuries involved and that person, one person, has been transported so they are in the clearing phases of this capital expressway. san jose with a live look the headlights neighboring -- snaking 280 northbound. >> a ferry has become too popular forcing the transit agency and the 6:00 a.m. ferry for san francisco left the larkspur terminal and it is a great way to get to work, very civilized, relaxing, hop on the ferry a quick trip to san francisco, no traffic, no worries, that is the good news. more than a few commuters have figured it out and it is causing problems. larkspur golden
for road work. rain at the san mateo bridge with roads wet from hayward to foster city. we will keep following it. >> the search growing for for a follower lapd cop wanted for killing three people. and there is an interest in celebrities? authorities do not know where he is or what he will do but schools and ski resorts are re-opening in san bernardino but they are on high alert. his burned out truck was found there but he could be hours away by now. in his manifesto where he declares war on the lapd he rambles of famous people. donor wrote messages to tebow, and charlie sheen and tv chef and tony women he calls the most beautiful women on the planet and a message to first lady obama saying "off the record i love your new bangs" and was disappointed he would miss "shark week." he is suspected killing a retired officer's daughter and her fiance and a riverside police officers. police are warning people in san bernardino not to open doors to anyone they don't know. officers have searched a las vegas home dorner owns. there appears to be a false sighting in san diego. >> stay with us fo
. >> people would live in the bay area's largest city are having a change of heart for the taxes. arrest cornell bernard tells us from san jose as the mayor is ready for the state of the city address. cornell? >> normally it is a word no one wants to hear but the mayor will make it a big part of the state of the city address. the word is "taxes." the mayor says the city needs a sales tax increase and will call on community leaders to organize a campaign to support police and fire services and restore pay for workers who had to take cuts to balance the budget. a poll suggests that voters could be willing to do that. there is 70 percent support if a quarter percent sales increase but 57 percent for half a percent increase. the earliest it would be on the battle is next year, the 5th sales tax measure voters have approved since the mayor took office in 2007. the state of the city address is underway at 6:30 right here at city hall. >> fairfield police are asking for your help in finding the killer of a 13-year-old girl. the guardi
and one person taken to the hospital. again final clearing stages. a new accident in daly city north skyline boulevard the on-ramp could be shut down to north 101 to get emergency crews and back to the ways app we had a sig-alert but that is lifted and the backup remains southbound 680 to pleasanton and 84 back to livermore so, still, a slow-go area. a san jose man accused of a terror plot to blow up an oakland bank will appear in court. the 28-year-old defendant is a taliban sympathizer who planned to destroy the bank of america on friday. he was arrested after trying to activate a car bomb parked in front of the bank. an underdiscover f.b.i. agent designed something that looked like a bomb but was harmless. civil rights advocates question whether he was capable of carrying out the plot with a documented mental illness. >> we will shift gears from land to sea, ahead the new location where coffee lovers can get a java jolt. >> he calls it a childish spectacle turning down an in >> fremont, palo alto, north bay and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> we are back and looking at the
:00 this morning, and a look at the san mateo bridge commute, it is 15 minutes from hayward to foster city and things moving nicely to foster city. >> if you have to fill up the gas tank, you will not like what you see, and i agree with that. >> the super bowl bet the san francisco police chief is reasonable wishing he did not make. can you say "squirrel dance." >> my guests the one and only charlie sheen. that is right, hollywood's ultimate bad boy is back on track and candid storyies to share about his personal journeys since leaving "2 1/2 men" and he plays a back stage ♪ [ female announcer ] at yoplait, we want you to feel even better about your favorite flavors. so when you call, tweet, and post, we listen. that's why yoplait light and yoplait original are now made with no high fructose corn syrup. and why we use only natural colors and natural flavors in yoplait original. so, anything else we can do for you, let us know. but you'll keep it to yogurt, right? 'cause we shouldn't really help with your love life. yoplait. it is so good! >> welcome back, our neighbor to the north, canad
at 4:00 and 5:00, a massive fire which continues to burn at an upcame shopping center in kansas city, missouri. >> carolyn: you can see much of the building has been reduced to rubble. at least seven injuries have been reported. five of them critical. there are three people unaccounted for tonight. police say it appears a car crashed into a gas main sparking this inferno. there are reports that the impact of the blast was felt blocks away. >> larry: the building you see burning is called the country club plaza with shops, restaurants and apartments and cleanup will continue for hours if not days. >> carolyn: the city of hayward is moving to shut down internet cafe that let people win cash prizes. nick smith is live in any hai ward. >> reporter: good evening. most recent move to stop internet gambling will happen in about an hour city hall behind me. he said he did everything right when he applied for the permits and those looking to shut him down, he is not afraid to fight city hall. >> this is legitimate business. we use legitimate software and we are not breaking any laws. >> ron d
city. several people are missing after a dinner blast in an entertainment district flattening a restaurant. 14 were hurt, several critically. we will have an update in 30 minutes. >> golden gate bridge officials will launch a new campaign to make sure commuters know that toll takers are eliminated. it will happen weeks from now. cornell bernard joins us live with what you need to know to be ready for the change. cornell? >> the countdown is on. in a month toll takers will be gone and all electronic tolling will be here at the golden gate bridge and starting this morning, the bridge will kickoff a series of public awareness campaigns to answer questions and clear up confusion aimed at 30 james of drivers who still pay tolls with cash. there will be hand outs and signs and information online explaining how to pay the tolls. there are three options. sign up for fast track account and get $1 discount on each toll. pay by plate, register the license plate with a bridge using a credit card and pay as you go or make a one time payment online. payment locations are set up at some gas
with william bratton in 2006. of course, bratton just hired by the city of oakland the photo taken for an article. we're peegs a lot about his background together. stay with abc 7 news for coverage of the l.a. police shooter manhunt. we're going to update you during this newscast. whit happens we'll be here up and date you on this major story happening. >> bun violence is on the top of the list. abc 7 news joins us now from sacramento with more on the battle over guns. >> new york pass aid slew of bills, california loss says democrats here want that title back. >> 50 shots fired in a span of 50 seconds. the police chief says he needs help getting guns off the streets. >> i live a mile from that intersection. so i can tell thu is a quality of life issue. >> senate democrats unveiled bills in recent weeks they required a pemplit to purchase ammunition and weapons. but they now want to ban detachable magazines change definition of an el little shotgun to include new technology. and require all guns to be registered with the state. >> we need to lead the way. california needs to answer
the city of san francisco and giants have plans for a major re-development project south of at&t park focusing on pier 48 which stands next to at&t park's main parking lot. the chronicle reports that anchor braking will build a restaurant and museum with production and distribution facility. the project will quadruple the output from 120,000 to 600,000 of barrels of beer a year. our reporter will have more on the economic impact of the project in the next half hour. >> ski resort operators expect up to 1.5' of snow on the mountains and many students are on winter break, ski week. skiers and snow board others who spent the holiday weekend in the mountains were able to cruise along on the 12' of snow that fell in december freshened by layers of man made snow they described conditions as firm. that is accurate, i was there, without a significant amount of new snow but that is expected to change going into this weekend. saturday it was very warm so it was never icy. you wished this was more stuff and more friend stuff. >> the "stuff" is on the way. mike? >> a foot new "stuff." a little bi
in the bay area. san francisco police say half the robberies in the city are now cell phone robberies. people are distracted using their cell phones are more vulnerable. there was a hearing on what is being done to prevent the crime. currently, the district attorney is in talk with the industry to track phones or how to make the products less valuable. >> facebook users get an error message trying to track their friends. >> rescuers had no obligation to pull a man to safety from the water in 2011. >> we are back. we have live doppler 7 hd tracking showers moving through san jose and santa clara valley and gilroy. they are sliding to the southeast and they are dissipating in the northern section of the bay area. in the south bay you will deal with the showers the next couple of hours. temperatures under clouds in the low-to-mid 50's. as we head forward in time we will see temperatures slowly migrating to where they should be with a dry push tomorrow mid-to-upper 50's and mid-50's to 60 with sun on sunday and mid-50's to the coast and low 50's for the rest of us. sue? >> in fremont, we have an
years in the opening contract talks with the city. the pay increase being proposed include restoring the 10 percent pay cuts they accepted to help limit layoffs during record budget deficits. leaders indicated they would support modest raises but the police officers association argues that bigger raises are needed to keep officers from leaving the department. the union has called for opening negotiations to the public. >> the boy scouts of america board could vote whether to lit a long-term policy that excludes gay members and leaders. the executive board is wrapping up three days of meetings today at the headquarters in texas. the proposal would allow individual scout troops to decide how they want to address the issue, a conservative group in texas organized a prayer vigil this morning, and the organization is expected to issue a statement either way. >> the nasdaq could pay millions over the social media company facebook's botched initial public offering. the "wall street journal" reports that nasdaq is in talks with the government to pay $5 million in penalties which is only 1 pe
the site is a good thing for stit. >> the city is looking for a way to sell stadium seats to fans. the 49ers will start playing at their new stadium by the 2014 season. >> no charges for giants loser sergio romo, the district attorney confirmed will.dg not prosecute romo for an incident in las vegas international airport. police removed him after a dispute on new year's day. the tsa and las vegas police say he lacked proper identification to clear security check point. >> facebook's new app could prove controversial. we're learning about google's new glasses. >> good afternoon. sources tell bloomberg face book is working on an app meant to help people find friends nearby and could be available by the middle of the month. the app may help the company in the quest to generate profit it's likely to fuel the /7ák advocates forw#'1÷ not doig enough to keep user data confidential. fox con is encouraging employees to vote in independent nunin elections after apple joined the fair labor association.szc an audit identified 50 violations in factories. ora cell making another acquisition but the
wages. the city attorney says workers were required to work more than 60 hours per week for about $4 an hour. investigators say workers not being paid full wages should not be afraid to report this. >> it's a benefit to we hope, all low-wage workers out there and hope it provides encouragement that you can get what is owd to you. >> this is the largest wage theft settlement ever in, san francisco. >> more than 100 students just wrapped up a noisy march and rally in city death, demanding the board reverse cuts to classes and teachers and get a loan to avoid more cuts. city college is rushing to meet a march 15th deadline to keep accreditation and must show kit control, rather take control of the budget. city college spokesperson says the school cannot afford to take on more loan autos san francisco city attorney herera is front and center in the potentially landmark case of same-sex marriage rights. >> herera arguing proposition 8 is unconstitution skbral should be overturned. the state ballot measure passed in 2008 banning marriage for same-sex couples, advocates hope the case wil
up less than 24 hours before the restriction went into affect. city law requires there be at least 24 hours notice so a handful of cars were towed when they should nut have been. >> a new milestone for facebook. >> the niners only have one more season at candlestick park and now we know what will happen to the aging constitutional -- team leaves for >> you can see high clouds on the sat right over our low clouds this morning. we will see an increase in sunshine but maybe not total sunshine with the high clouds. the more sun you will see to the south with temperatures at 63 in santa cruz and santa rosa and upper 50's to low 60's for most of us. the next couple of days the pattern shifts tomorrow. a cooler trends starts on wednesday and first chance of rain is thursday with temperatures in the middle-to-upper 50's. sue has a new accident. >> i did. westbound at the bay bridge toll plaza. the left-hand cash lanes are stacked up because there is an accident at the toll plaza and crews are on the scene to push the cars out of there and someone was paying a toll and someone slammed into the
kansas. traveling i-70 is going to be dangerous. 6 to 12 in kansas city and omaha. rob and diana, back to you. >> thanks, jim. stay safe, everybody. >>> now to south africa and a bombshell this morning in the bail hearing for olympic star oscar pistorius. it all involves the lead investigator in the murder case, detective hilton botha. police this morning announced botha himself is facing seven counts of attempted murder. it all stems from an incident back in 2011. that's when botha and two other officers fired shots at a minibus. prosecutors say they were simply unaware of those charges when they put both on the stand yesterday. his testimony casts some new doubt on the case against pistorius. botha was forced to admit that authorities have no evidence to challenge pistorius' claim that he killed reeva steenkamp by accident, believing at the time she was an intruder. a judge could rule as early as tomorrow whether pistorius will be released on bail. >>> back here at home, a deadly plane crash in georgia. five people were killed last night when the small jet ran off the runway and cras
and down to redwood city, it is wet, coming in from the west and moving east. fremont, union city, mountain view, palo alto, sunnyvale, san jose, all of you are going to get a little bit of light rain the next, say, half hour to 45 minutes. there is more to the north. it is getting organized as we speak the what we will have are the heaviest showers from morning to early afternoon and less showers headed through the afternoon but that will bring lightning and hail and the showers taper to the evening with highs only in the upper 40s the to low 50's. >> we have an accident at walnut creek on the shoulder but the 24 split so traffic is getting by beyond here but the abc7 app shows the backup is all the way into pleasant hill and toward monument and the 242 split, so it is bumper to bumper due to this accident in walnut creek and we will take another look at the bay bridge toll plaza metering lights are on and sky is lighting up here and we have traffic now backed to the macarthur maze and sluggish on the upper deck. kristen and eric? >> our storm watch coverage continues with abc7 news report
york city, all the way through hartford in connecticut, to boston, massachusetts, up to portland, maine. this entire area is going to get the driving, blinding snow, the kind of snow that shuts down cities. this is kind of a big hit for this area. it really comes together with two storms. one storm that's already delivered a hit of snow. north of the chicagoland area, about ten inches of snow. you didn't have to get too far to get that snow there. and in central detroit. not detroit, but central michigan. they picked up about ten inches of snow. that's got the cold air. as that system drives up to the north, they really do get together and phase right about 2:00, 3:00 in the morning, that system will pull itself together to become one, big snowmaker off the coast of new york and connecticut and massachusetts and boston, to make that big, big storm happen. who gets what? if you're south of the center of this storm you get rain. that's the d.c. area. right along the coastal areas, where you see this flashing red, we have a hurricane-force wind warning out there. the coastal flooding in ar
. kansas city, digging out once again. and the heavy, wet snow, bringing down old trees. and creating a new danger, roof collapses. one man was killed after a roof buckled in oklahoma. in belton, missouri, a family narrowly made it out, after this wall came crashing down. >> it was like a big, huge salad bowl. that's when i realized, we have to get out. >> reporter: two hours west, in missouri's capital, jefferson city, the entire ceiling and front wall of this warehouse, destroyed. so, here at o'hare, and at many airports, it will be a day of playing catchup. and another busy day of digging out across the path of this storm. sam? >> alex, the middle of the country taking a wallop out of this storm system. as it continues to move east, there's still some snow left. we'll see maine, northern new york state, coming in with an additional six inches of snow there. we'll go through all of america's weather when we come back in a minute. elizabeth? >> sam, thank you so much. >>> and we're going to turn, now, to washington. and the grim countdown to the massive spending cuts that will kick in on f
fire a nominee is facing from >> daly city, dublin, los gatos and all the bay area this is abc7 news. >> just updated the visibility. can you see it is improved in napa and novato but santa rosa the fog will stay for the morning, with half a mile. you can see a lot of haze around the rest of our neighbor, ten miles visibility from yesterday are there but it is not a "spare the air" day. more fog, more haze through the morning, 37 to 43 is our spread. check out the sunshine in mid-50's to 60, and around 4:00, another bright day with sunglasses needed throw mid-60's and a quiet evening with a lot of stars and cool temperatures, mid-40's to low 50's. enjoy. kristen? >> we are continuing to monitor breaking news from oakland where an amber alert is issued and oakland police are looking for a chevrolet pickup truck gray in color license plate 7n79574. that is a california plate. the child involved is a one-year-old girl, described as african-american, abducted in oak, near 90th avenue and was taken by her father, and he is described as being armed with a rifle and handgun. >> happening to
, this ancient city almost looks normal. but it's not. all night long we heard artillery fire. government forces firing on the suburbs. the economy here is devastated. and these shops are empty. there's no tourism. international sanctions are strangling businesses. and there is no end to this war in sight. josh? >> terry, thank you. and he'll be taking an inside look at the battle for damascus and what it means for u.s. national security tonight on "world news" and "nightline." >>> meanwhile, back here at home, new details about a potential motive in the newtown, connecticut, school shooting. gunman adam lanza may have, in fact, been competing with another serial killer. "the hartford courant" newspaper reports authorities found news articleses in lan za's bedroom, about the killing spree in norway, carried out by anders brevik, who bombed buildings at a youth camp, killing 77 people. the investigation is still ongoing. any theory now is purely speculative. >>> and new information on what left the carnival cruise ship stranded in the gulf of mexico last week. forcing 4200 passengers and crew to
a lawsuit against a redwood city high school. he filed the lawsuit after his son was kicked out of an honors class for cheating. he told the daily news he dropped the suit because of a difficulty proving the penalty had hurt his8;j5z chances of getting into a good college. >> a convicted sex offender wanted in texas is under arrest for assaulting a woman here in san francisco. charges include kidnapping, sexual assault and failing to register, police say he attacked a woman in a stairwell in the cathedral hill neighborhood. witnesses gave enough information to arrest salinas. >> police in uc santa cruz holding a meeting to talk about recent violence there. they continued to search for a man who raped a woman sunday afternoon. you're looking at a sketch of the rape yismt-(6q he attacked e woman as she walked on a trail. the meeting is tonight at 7:00 at classroom unit 2. >> police offering a $5,000 reward in connection with the shooting. police released this sketch of the shooter. the young woman, robbed and shot was able to get way and is expected to make a full recovery. >> drivers in south
that is on purpose. >> the start up bus began three years ago, now, spread to 10 other city autos won't it be easier to hop on a plane? >> yes. would it be easier to hop on an airplane but not half as much fun. >> they stop to hear experts and do market research on a tight clock. that is last year, her teamh"1÷ produced serlized. >> you can select the ingredients you wanted in serial and see it in the bowl. >> the start up bus is one of a growing number of hackathons happening unusual convenient use. don't fancy the open road? how about open water? >> it's on a yacht. >> venture beat writer says unreasonable at sea and a start up bus exist one reason. >> there is a talent shortage in silicon valley well. have to come up with fun ideas to get programmers wanting to get involved with hacka thonz. >>"vxc the start up bus is half full and taking applications. >> coming up next a new made in america story. >> a woman turning her life of the beach into a booming >>> a published study today shows california tobacco prevention program saved us billions of dollars that. concludes cost have fallen by $56 for
city, washington, d.c., raleigh, up to boston. the second low has oomph. it will probably produce more snow saturday night into sunday. we feel like boston will get anywhere from six to nine inches. quick look at the cold air that heads right after the two systems. goes all the way deep down south. look at atlanta going into the 30s. look at miami. early-morning windchills will probably be in those 30s, as well. we have high temperatures coming in the 40s. >> all right, sam, thank you so much. >>> coming up on "good morning america," breaking news in the case of olympic hero oscar pistorius. were there troubling signs that were ignored? >>> also, get ready to meet the miracle blizzard baby. ♪ that aroma calls to you ♪ time to jump in to something new ♪ ♪ ♪ the best part of wakin' up ♪ is folgers in your cup that retiring some day is even an option for sean and me. how'd you get comfortable enough to know you could really do it? well, planning, of course. and we got a lot of good advice. a few years ago, your mom and i put some money into a pacific life fixed annuity. it gua
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